For centuries, designers have chosen type
styles to convey unique expressions and to make their work stand out from the
crowd. Todays computers provide a selection of fonts that serve reasonably
well for workaday letters and publications but have become utterly boring from
overuse. If you want your project to attract the readers attention you need
an original font.
Independent type designers have devoted their talents to producing fresh,
new fonts that can give your text a major boost. Indie Fonts provides
a showcase collection of almost 2000 diverse fonts from 18 of today's
hottest digital type foundries and features the best work from these
designers. Indie Fonts will help you find some of the highest quality
fonts available today.
In the early 20th century, type reference books provided users with samples from
the major monolithic type companies; this book is styled after those classic tools but features independent firms whose fonts are as unique as their names. You will
discover such foundries as Letterror, PSY/OPS, and Test Pilot Collective alongside
P22 type foundry, Font Diner and Astigmatic One Eye Typographic Institute. The
type styles range from the best of Matthew Carters classic designs to the
latest irreverence of Chank Diesel. Every designer searching for unique typefaces
will find what he or she is looking for, from historical revivals to futuristic
The books fully cross-referenced index of type designs and designers, accompanied
by one-line illustrations of the fonts for quick reference, expedites the search.
Direct access listings to the foundries websites and phone numbers, allows
the user to put any remaining questions directly to the type designers! (Dont
be shytheyre expecting your call) Also included is a helpful glossary
of typographic terminology and quick reference charts so you can track down those
unusual characters required in many languages, such as å, é, î,
ø, and ü, and sometimes ß.
Indie Fonts comes with a companion CD-ROM worth far more than the retail cost
of the book featuring 33 representative fonts from the book's independent
foundries. Searching the web and looking at pixilated web images is not a satisfactory
way to find the best type for your needs. Using this book and CD-ROM is a far
better method to find unique fonts from the extremely useful to the surprisingly
experimental. Indie Fonts is a must-have for designers, artists, aesthetes, publishers,
advertisers and hobbyists in fact, for anyone with something to say.